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APA and Partners Defend Transgender Students’ Rights

Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Rescinded federal protections leave youth at risk.

APA joined 18 other national organizations — including the National Association of School Psychologists — in signing a statement (PDF, 125KB) on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind guidance on federal protections for transgender students. The statement notes that transgender students are more likely than their cisgender peers to face harassment and discrimination in school. Research has shown that this increases their risk for suicide, other self-harm, and drug use. Hence, federal policy explicitly clarifying protections is necessary to safeguard transgender students’ civil rights and well-being.

APA will continue to advocate for the rights of underserved and vulnerable populations.

Take action: Join our Federal Action Network to participate in our efforts.



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